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How to remove the rear panel freezer

We have a whirlpool fridge freezer WRX38RWH6 which has started to leak water into the fridge & i have seen on this site that you need to remove the rear panel & defrost it & make sure that the drain hole is clear. I have emptied the freezer & turned it off but i am not sure how to remove the rear panel with out damaging it could you please tell me the best way to do this. Kind Regards Marty.

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  • Martin Loughran Dec 23, 2008

    I did as you said, leaving the fridge off & emptied it & i found a drain hole with a rubber elbow on it which i removed. I then used some old phone line cable to see if the pipe was clear which it was up to the freezer unit. I then put my finger up the small pipe & found it frozen solid so i tried the hair dryer not much good. I then used some boiling water & still no luck until about 5 hours later it started to flow from the outlet into a container i had placed there to catch the water, by lunchtime the next day it was all clear & i now have it back together & its working fine so far, thanks for your help.
    Marty.

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Leave the unit off for a ewhole day with the door open. you are right that you may do damage when you pull off the cover. after the unit is defrosted there is sometimes coveres that you can pop off and behind them are the screws that have to be removed to check the drain out.g

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    Todd Born Dec 23, 2008

    glad to help and also thanks for using fixya!

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